Not Just Another Wit | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and amber), unmalted wheat, flaked oats, hops (goldings, amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (orange peel and coriander seeds) and yeast.

Added by Kraken on 11-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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Photo of nick76
2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is spicy with yeast, citrus, alcohol, and malt. The appearance is hazy gold-orange with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma and very strong in alcohol taste without being all that high in alcohol. The palate is smooth. Overall this has the makings of a good beer but the astringent bitterness and obvious alcohol bring it down.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Domvan
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of OgreSanchez
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of philipquarles
3.01/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

75cl bottle. Pours a hazy blonde color with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Smells quite heavily spiced, with a lot of orange peel evident straight away. Unappetizingly sweet. Slight cereal smell. Tastes better than the smell would suggest; the same spices are less dominant here, and a strong hop bitterness distracts from the otherwise sweet character. Actually, the bitterness might even detract a bit--it seems overwhelming and unrefined. The major complaint here, though, is fusel alcohol. Not only in the taste, but as it goes down. Not extremely pleasant. Witbiers are meant to be light, refreshing, and drinkable, and this is none of those things. I know this is "not just another wit", but geeze.

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Photo of innominat
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden colour with a big compact head that lasts forever. Irregular lacing. Aroma of lemon, resines, tropical fruits, sugar. Body is more on the light side, giving a refreshing sensation. Great carbonation. Tste of lemon, tropical fruits, sugar.

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Finnegan's in Plainfield, IL. Pours a very clear, pale straw, with a stark white head of about two fingers. Lots of lacing as the head slowly drops.

Aromas of spices, coriander, bitter and sweet orange. No hop aroma to speak of, no real malt aromas. Lemons.

Flavors of spicy lemon, bitter and sweet orange, coriander. Quite bitter for a wit.

Mouthfeel is light, not as creamy as most wits. Good level of carbonation.

Overall, don't quite know what to think. Definitely not your average wit. Not much to identify it as a wit. Not cloudy, too high alcohol.

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Photo of impending
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

B-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a nice transparent golden copper, yellowish dense towering head, excellent lacing.

Aroma is strong of yeast, spices and camphor. Significant floral hop contribution.

Again a strong hop profile. The aftertaste is clear mildly bitter hops which in measure is the dominant feature of this brew. I struggle to discern any typical wit characteristics. Low medium bodied mouthfeel. A subtle pleasant pineapple appears with warmth. Nice but lacks complexity.
an ipa wit
not just another cause it's not
cheers
jd

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Photo of blakelive784
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky golden orange color with a soapy with head of 1.5 fingers. Retention is average.

S - Honey, orange peel, unrefined wheat, yeast, and a good bit of citrus hops. Moderate strength and well balanced.

T - Heavy on the yeast. Pleasant pale malt and honey, orange and lemon zest, and a fair amount of bitterness on the finish. It's balanced well, with great yeast flavor, but may not please fans of the style.

M - Light bodied. A bit too smooth, especially on the finish. Medium carbonation.

D - Quite complex, highly drinkable and very well built. It's got depth, especially for a wit, and is an inspired take on the style. Worth a try, but not outstanding.

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Photo of leginsh
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taoism99
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of froghop
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear orange with a large off-white head, and great lacing.

smell is of lemon, and wheat.

taste is of wheat, citrus, and some orange peel, ends tangy on the tongue yet dry.

overall a nice witbier, smooth, wheat, and just the right amount of citrus.

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Photo of Sorachi
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer on tap:

PROS:
- Belgian white, with strong similarity notes of the famous commercial Dutch beer Hoegaarden.
- With distinctive flavours and after taste.

CONS:
- No body, poor mouth feel for a wheat beer.

Not the best beer of the Mikkeller ApS Range.

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Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
3.96 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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